Professor in the Department of Sociology
James Moody is the Robert O. Keohane professor of sociology at Duke University. He has published extensively in the field of social networks, methods, and social theory. His work has focused theoretically on the network foundations of social cohesion and diffusion, with a particular emphasis on building tools and methods for understanding dynamic social networks. He has used network models to help understand school racial segregation, adolescent health, disease spread, economic development, and the development of scientific disciplines. Moody's work is funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and has appeared in top social science, health and medical journals. He is winner of INSNA's (International Network for Social Network Analysis) Freeman Award for scholarly contributions to network analysis, founding director of the Duke Network Analysis Center and editor of the on-line Journal of Social Structure.
Gest, Scott D., et al. “Density or Distinction? The Roles of Data Structure and Group Detection Methods in Describing Adolescent Peer Groups.” Journal of Social Structure 8:1, vol. 8, 2007, p. Online-Online.
Moody, J., and R. Light. “A view from above: The evolving sociological landscape.” American Sociologist, vol. 37, no. 2, June 2006, pp. 67–86. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s12108-006-1006-8. Full Text
Moody, James. “Fighting a Hydra: A Network Scale-up Model of the War on Terror.” Structure and Dynamics: Ejournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences, vol. 1, no. 2, 2006.
White, Douglas R., et al. “Networks, Fields and Organizations: Micro-Dynamics, Scale and Cohesive Embeddings.” Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, vol. 10, 2006, pp. 95–117.
Adams, Jimi, and James Moody. “To tell the truth: informant accuracy in sexual networks.” Social Networks, vol. 29, 2006, pp. 44–58.
Moody, James. “Markets From Networks.” Social Forces, vol. 81, 2006, pp. 663–64.
Moody, James. “Network Exchange Theory.” Social Forces, vol. 80, 2006, pp. 356–57.
Moody, J., et al. “Dynamic Network Visualization: Methods for Meaning with Longitudinal Network Movies.” American Journal of Sociology, vol. 110, 2005, pp. 1206–41.